Parking & Directions

Greater Boston Zen Center 
552 Massachusetts Avenue #208
2nd floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

Please remember to check the Cambridge Zendo Covid Status and Guidelines if you are considering coming to the Center.

How to get here:

We’re right in Central Square on Mass Ave in Cambridge. We’re very close to the Central Square T stop on the Red Line. We’re conveniently located near MIT, Harvard University, and the MBTA.

How to get in:

Entrance is through a video/speaker system. Press the button for GBZC on the console to the left of the door, and open the door when you hear a click.

Parking:

The Green Street Parking Garage has  been a popular option for many who drive to GBZC, but due to maintenance work there is  NO HOURLY PARKING ALLOWED IN THE GREEN STREET GARAGE FROM SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2022. One alternative is the Central Square Parking Lot at 438 Green Street (behind the Post Office). 

Free Parking All Day
There are a limited number of parking spaces on Broadway between Antrim St. and Prospect (on one side of the street).  Please pay close attention to street signs!

Metered street parking — Good for evening events
There are a limited number of street meters along Bishop Allen Drive and nearby streets that allow free parking after 6pm (or 5pm, or 8pm), and (as of this writing) $1.25/hour before then. But the maximum time is usually 2 hours while the meters are in force, making them inconvenient for most daytime events.

Other Parking in Cambridge
There are  many additional garages, meters, and parking lots described at Cambridge City Parking Garages, Lots, and Meters.  Some offer all-day parking for about $10; others are more time-limited. 

Alewife MBTA Parking
Park and take MBTA to Central Square.